AMS Endorses Objection to Allow Concealed Weapons
The Department of American Studies recently endorsed the KU University Senate "Resolution Objecting to Allowing Concealed Weapons on KU Campuses," passed December 1, 2016. View PDF version

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Being Deviant in America

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David Roediger,  University of Kansas, American Studies,  Foundation Professor giving his Presidential address of the ASA in Toronto.


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